The Healing Heart of Cacao by Lyndi MacRae

Embracing Ancient Wisdom

Once upon a time, I was handed a cup.

It was hot, it was spicy and chocolatey – it was delicious.

At the time, I had no idea of the benefits!

I just loved the taste and how it left me feeling.

In the tapestry of wellness practices that decorate our modern lives, this is one ancient tradition that has woven its way into my daily ritual with profound impact: the practice of consuming ceremonial cacao. This isn’t just about indulging in chocolate; it’s about connecting with a plant medicine that has been revered for thousands of years by indigenous cultures for its spiritual and health-enhancing properties. As I integrate this sacred elixir into my mornings, I’ve discovered not only a deepened sense of mindfulness and heart-opening joy but also a range of physical health benefits that science is just beginning to illuminate.

Ceremonial cacao is a pure, unrefined form of chocolate that maintains the integrity and nutritional value of the cacao bean, making it vastly different from the processed chocolates commonly found on store shelves. This potent superfood is rich in antioxidants, which combat free radicals and inflammation in the body, thus offering protection against a myriad of diseases including heart disease. Antioxidants are crucial for maintaining youthful skin, reducing oxidative stress, and promoting overall cellular health. The high flavonoid content in ceremonial cacao specifically aids in increasing blood flow to the brain and improving heart health by lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels.

Moreover, ceremonial cacao acts as a natural mood enhancer due to its rich content of theobromine, a mild, natural stimulant that provides a gentle, long-lasting boost of energy without the crash associated with caffeine. This makes it an excellent choice for starting the day with clarity and vitality. Theobromine, alongside other mood-enhancing compounds such as serotonin and phenylethylamine (PEA), promotes a sense of well-being and happiness. These compounds work synergistically to lift the mood, alleviate depression, and increase cognitive function, making ceremonial cacao not just a treat for the body, but also for the mind.

From a spiritual perspective, cacao is considered a heart-opening plant. It is often used in ceremonies to foster connection, creativity, and a deeper sense of love and gratitude. Starting the day with such an intentional practice sets a tone of mindfulness and openness that permeates through all interactions and activities.

Incorporating ceremonial cacao into my daily practice has been transformative. It has become a sacred moment to pause, reflect, and connect with myself before diving into the demands of the day. This ritual fosters a deep sense of gratitude and presence, enriching my spiritual life and enhancing my physical wellbeing through the myriad health benefits of this ancient superfood.

In embracing ceremonial cacao, I’ve discovered more than just a healthful start to my day; I’ve found a profound connection to an Aztec tradition that nourishes my body, mind, and spirit. As research continues to uncover the benefits of this powerful plant, it’s clear that this ancient wisdom carries timeless relevance for our modern lives, offering a path to wellness that is as delicious as it is nourishing.

You can read more about the health benefits of ceremonial cacao on this article here


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Lyndi MacRae

The Business Intuitive 🔱

Birther of Online Business Automation and Co-Creator of Sacred Spaces

Small Business Growth Consultant & Mentor Creating Leveraged, Efficiency Marketing Systems for Authors, Coaches, Consultants and Practitioners.

Lyndi is author of #1 Best Seller: IN DEMAND B.O.S.S. Business Operating Success Systems To Help You Get Organised & Save Time!

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Lyndi MacRae

As an Intuitive Business Mentor, Coach and Trainer. Author of #1 best-seller 'In Demand B.O.S.S,' Lyndi provides business growth solutions with heart, specialising in business automation and emarketing, using attraction marketing strategies. She also has her own Cacao product and hosts Ceremonial Cacao infused sound healing ceremonies.

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